5.4/10
600
33 user 21 critic

Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

The Night Caller (original title)
Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Jim O'Connolly (screenplay), Frank Crisp (from the novel by)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

Director: David MacDonald
Stars: Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother's funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his brother's skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Grant Richards
The Ravagers (1965)
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The biggest war picture ever filmed in the Philippines, a savage, raw action-packed spectacle of men and woman in war, filmed with a cast and cost never attempted before a film for world release.

Director: Eddie Romero
Stars: John Saxon, Fernando Poe Jr., Bronwyn FitzSimons
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.

Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié
Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, Leigh Madison
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Cemetery director Robert Kraft discovers that by arbitrarily changing the status of plots from empty to occupied on the planogram causes the death of the plots' owners.

Director: Albert Band
Stars: Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A British novelist travels to Spain to visit his sister. However, when he arrives he discovers that she has been murdered by a gang of devil-worshiping bandits called the Devil's Cross.

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Ramiro Oliveros, Carmen Sevilla, Adolfo Marsillach
4D Man (1959)
Action | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces but he also rapidly ages which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon
The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather
She (1935)
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel
Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Expensive diamonds are stolen but before the thief can fence them he is strangled by ex-con Cueball, who then takes the gems and continues murdering people he believes are trying to swindle... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Lyle Latell
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Dr. Jack Costain
Maurice Denham ... Dr. Morley
Patricia Haines ... Ann Barlow
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Detective Supt. Hartley
Warren Mitchell ... Reg Lilburn
Stanley Meadows ... Det. Tom Grant
Aubrey Morris ... Thorburn
Ballard Berkeley ... Cmdr. Savage
Marianne Stone ... Madge Lilburn
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Col. Davy
Barbara French Barbara French ... Joyce Malone
Tony Wager ... Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager)
David Gregory David Gregory ... Pvt. Jones
Douglas Livingstone Douglas Livingstone ... 2nd R / T Soldier
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Police Commissioner's Secretary
Edit

Storyline

The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

UFO's Invade Earth! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Beast from Outer Space See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (colourised version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

UK prints of the film feature Alan Havens version of the hit instrumental "Image" as its theme. See more »

Goofs

In the Colorized version, two characters watch a TV news broadcast in colour; colour TV didn't start in the UK until 1967, two years after Blood Beast from Outer Space was released. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ann Barlow: Dr. Morley?
Dr. Morley: Yes?
Ann Barlow: Come and have a look at this. That's over a hundred miles up, coming in from space.
Dr. Morley: Well, what's the speed?
Ann Barlow: Over ten thousand miles an hour.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The original US release replaced the instrumental theme played under the opening credits with a vocal. There were also a few edits, mainly with regard to the topless pictures in "Bikini Girl" magazine. See more »


Soundtracks

Title Music
IMAGE'
by Joe Glenn, Larry Greene, Bob Sande
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
THE NIGHT CALLER (John Gilling, 1965) **1/2
28 June 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Low-key but intriguing and generally effective variation on the alien invasion theme (though the script is far inferior to the Quatermass archetype); as a matter of fact, the police procedural tends to be more engaging than the high-falutin' scientific theorizing! Unfortunately, too, some of the dialogue is unintelligible due to the heavy British accents (but, then, the version I watched was accompanied by subtitles in Italian!).

The cast features several familiar British faces (Maurice Denham, John Carson, Jack Watson, etc.); still, as with many low-budget horror films of its era, the lead role was given to an American actor: in this case, John Saxon - who's pretty adequate under the circumstances, with a blonde Patricia Haines (whom I recently saw in the awful VIRGIN WITCH [1972]) as his female co-star. Aubrey Morris, however, is memorable as the scurrilous editor of a 'girlie' magazine - which is used as bait for the alien's female victims (who, as is often the case, has descended to Earth because his own planet has reached saturation point). This element gives way to some typically dry British humor (especially the awkward interrogation of one of the missing girl's simple but cantankerous parents)...but Ballard Berkeley's belated introduction as the Commander steering the operations engaged in the alien's capture can't be taken seriously - in view of his regular appearance as the befuddled Major in the classic TV comedy series FAWLTY TOWERS (1975-79), devised by and starring Monty Python's John Cleese!!

With the imposing figure of the alien generally shown lurking in the shadows or hidden behind heavy clothing and a mask (shades of the giallo subgenre?), its menace is evoked through the creature's adoption of a mellifluous yet sinister 'human' voice; that said, the make-up effects shown intermittently are surprisingly subtle. Even so, the best thing about the film is certainly Stephen Dade's chiaroscuro photography - utilizing some odd angles, particularly during the alien manhunt, obviously inspired by THE THIRD MAN (1949)! The rather uneventful cautionary finale, then, is reminiscent of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951).


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed